[Ads-l] un-PC name?

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Wed Mar 15 22:25:36 EDT 2017

It's not a word I (who am "white") would use in that sense. From a Black
person I wouldn't, *couldn't* take exception to it. Hearing it from a white
person, I'd be suspicious. If it catches on again in general use, of course
that will change.


On Mar 15, 2017 2:54 PM, "Dan Goncharoff" wrote:

Apparently it's making a comeback:


Growing up in NYC, I remember "for colored girls who considered suicide
when the rainbow is enuf", or something like that, from the 70s. I think
they finally made a movie of it a few years ago, another modern use?

*for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf* is
Ntozake Shange's first work and most acclaimed theater piece.


The film, which was retitled *For Colored Girls*, was released on November
5, 2010 and was written, directed and produced by [Tyler] Perry.


Mark, feeling infonexus-y

On Mar 15, 2017 2:42 PM, "James A. Landau" wrote:

Today's Philadelphia Inquirer
- <http://www.philly.com/philly/living/Vashti-Dubois-> had an article on
the "Colored Girls Museum" which opened about 2 years in

I had thought "colored" was politically incorrect, except for legacy usages
such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
(NAACP).  Correct?

- Jim Landau (a little confused)

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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